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Comment Sought on Transport Appeal Tribunal Bill

September 7, 2021

Parliament

Parliament seeks comment on the Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill.

The bill was tabled in parliament at the end of May 2020.

The bill aims to amend the Transport Appeal Tribunal Act, 1998, so as to:

• insert, delete and amend certain definitions;
• bring the Act in line with the developments since the implementation of the Act;
• provide for certain powers of the Transport Appeal Tribunal;
• allow the Minister to extend the term of office of the members of the Tribunal;
• empower the Transport Appeal Tribunal to take appropriate steps in cases where its rulings are not implemented or effected timeously and empower it to investigate delays in the completion of its proceedings; and
• provide for matters connected therewith.

According to the bill’s explanatory memorandum published for comment in 2017, the Transport Appeal Tribunal has encountered problems and issues which require amendments to the principal act.

The act also needs to be updated to reflect developments since 1998.

The portfolio committee on transport seeks comment on the bill until 8 October 2021.